What You Get
The Feel Good Benefits
It always feels good to volunteer. When you volunteer at Free Geek you are putting thousands of computers into the hands of local school children, non-profits and community members and keeping thousands of tons of electronic waste out of the landfills. You take part in bridging the digital divide while meeting wonderful people. You can increase technology access and education.
The Tangible Benefits
- A 20% volunteer discount in the Free Geek Thrift Store
- Eligibility for membership at First Tech Credit Union
- Free classes
- A free computer with peripherals and tech support
- Computer Lab access
- Coffee and snacks!
When you complete your 24 hours of volunteer service, you’ll sign up for a Getting Started class on how to use your computer. At the conclusion of the class, you’ll take your new-to-you computer home. Volunteers can receive one computer per year. Volunteers must take the class in order to receive tech support. Volunteers take home computers, called FreekBoxes (Free Geek box), fitting these specifications:
- Intel: Core 2 Duo Processor
- Full-size, Mini or Micro tower
- 2 GB DDR3 RAM
- 160 GB harddrive
- DVD-RW optical drive
- onboard or 128mb PCI-e video card
- onboard or PCI sound card
- onboard or PCI 10/100 ethernet card
- Includes LCD monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speaker set.
Free Geek computers are loaded with the Linux Mint operating system and other Free and Open Source Software. FreekBox computers come with a wide range of software installed and allow those with Internet access to easily download thousands of free programs.